If you aren't a fan of screenwriter Justin Marks (and Erik Davis wasn't, calling him "the man they brought on to f*ck up He-Man"), you might be glad at this news, as he's apparently off the Warner Bros remake. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is bringing on newcomer Evan Daugherty to work his magic on a new draft of Grayskull. It's a big break for the man, as he only has the unproduced, Black List-hailed Shrapnel to his credit.

THR notes that the studio sees Grayskull as a gritty fantasy, and recasts the pageboy prince as a humble soldier named Adam, who sets off to find his destiny and winds up in the land of Eternia. There he encounters Skeletor, who is raising a technological army in the hopes of eradicating magic forever. Back in 2007, Marks was struggling to find a way to combine the cartoon's mix of swords, sorcery, and sci-fi: "You have to make it bothWe have to come up with specific ideas, grounded, that would spawn a world that was people carrying around swords, and yet, guys like Tri-Klops running around with his spinning visor and this sort of nano-technological way about him. What is the sorcery that can create stuff like that?"

Clearly, whatever way he found to combine it didn't meet to Warner Bros liking, though you might remember that Latino Review loved it. Marks' script was dead in the water before John Stevenson picked it back up, so it'll be interesting to see what becomes of the story hailed as a combination of Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, and Batman Begins.
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